Philippians 4:19, “But my God shall supply all my needs according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus”
Most worry is about things that can’t be changed (the past), things that can’t be controlled (the present), things that might not happen (the future).
Have you ever worried about anything lately? What is it that you worried about? How much did your worries do to change the situation positively? Were you better off after you worried than you were before?
I am sure we all have worried about something. We wouldn’t be human if we didn’t. And we wouldn’t discover that God cares about us enough to encourage us and reassure us of his ever present hand to help us in time of need. We also wouldn’t have reason to come to God in prayer and seek His guidance and will, in all matters that causes us to worry. So, in a way, worry is not totally bad and negative. There are positive aspects of worry. For example, worries may be a motivator and a jump starter in your life to get you started on doing something urgently or abandoning something because you are worried about the possible consequences or outcome of no action or poor decision. On the other hand, worry can have serious negative effects on one’s life. Worries can trigger physical ailments like ulcer or cancer or headache etc. Someone once said that “People get ulcers not so much from what they eat as from what eats them.” Worry is a silent and consistent and determined consumer of its victims. It paralyzes and in most cases hinders us from moving forward to our desired destinations. Worries also, in many cases, prevent us from maximizing our potential. We all have potential of doing or becoming anything, but evil or a failure, if we live godly life. The Scripture says in Philippians 4:13 that “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” The seed of greatness and victory and blessings is hidden in all of us. That seed needs a chance to grow to its’ maximum potential for our good and for the generation to come. You and I are here because our parents allowed themselves to be stretched so they could allow the seeds in them to reach maximum potential-that resulted in you and me. Worry could have hindered or even threatened your existence. But our parents overcome some worries so we could become.
What about you? Are you ready to stop worrying and start living? Are you ready to birth something or someone or an idea or relationship that could change your life in a positive way, very significantly or permanently? Are you ready to put all your trust in God? Did you know that He loves and cares about you so much He has taken out insurance and assurance to cover your past, present and future needs? Whatever you have lost, you can recover; what you have need of now, can be provided, and whatever might be presenting future challenge or problem will equally be resolved to your favor. How do I know? Because it is stated in your “personal assurance policy” the Bible Philippians 4:19, “But my God shall supply all my needs according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus” (3 John 2). Psalms 23: 1, 6 says “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want (meaning I shall lack nothing necessary for living”) …Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever”. How wonderful are these assurances that God is in charge and He cares and will ensure that nothing goes wrong in our lives if we choose to put our total trust and confidence in Him as our provider, keeper and way maker. Stop worrying, therefore, and start living. God bless you. Boaz Olang